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2 Critical Factors Of LMS Switching

Upside Learning

Have you ever thought as to why LMS switching is a highly conscious decision? will tell you why. It’s not only because it calls for heavy investments and cumbersome processes pertaining to LMS selection and implementation, but it also brings along a factor of ‘change’ that affects the learners in the process, significantly. Options Research. Selection. Migration. Implementation.

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Mobile #Moodle ready for beta release: feedback welcomed

Ignatia Webs

It has been more than 2 years since the Moodle4iPhone project [link]. Unfortunately it was not ready to be officially released, but after additional work from Beto, Carlos and Ludo, the official release will be rolled out in the following weeks. Two themes will be released, 1 for mobile devices and the second one for tablets. Than one week of tweaking based on the feedback received and. release!

Insights: Experiential learning is an important part of the architecture

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The sixth of ten 'insights' is that ‘Experiential learning is an important part of the architecture'. As learning and development professionals we are most alert to those opportunities which will help employees to ‘learn to’ carry out some task or fulfil some responsibility. We want to get ahead of the game, to equip employees with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the requirements of current and future job roles. Because, if something goes well, we want to repeat it.

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Performance Support: Hiding in Plain Sight in Life, but Not So Much in the Training World

Ontuitive

I went into Starbucks this morning. It was packed, yet all the drink orders came out correct; a really low error rate. On each cup is a simple checklist job aid, completed when the order is made that tells the barista how to make the drink. Performance support. I had always been confounded when completing my tax retun. But now, Turbo Tax hides the complexity and, after asking me a variety of simple questions, a miracle (at least to me) happens: my tax return comes out of my printer without me having to know anything about the pretzel logic of the tax code. Performance support again

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

10 characteristics of authentic learning

Learning with e's

I argued yesterday that authentic learning is a vital part of education in the 21st Century. The need to create learning opportunities that are grounded in reality, and form a concrete basis for real world transferable knowledge and skills has never been more important. We also need authentic assessment for learning. But exactly what is their success or failure? But it can be nurtured early. 2002).

Professional Learning: The SCOPE Approach and Plan

Jane Hart

Professional Learning is often seen as something that takes place outside the workplace. However, if professional learning is encouraged and supported by an organization, it can benefit immensely from the continuous learning of its employees. I recommend the SCOPE approach to Professional Learning planning. SCOPE SCOPE stands for. Self-regulated :  The individual is in the driving seat.

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New Workflow App for Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Hey Captivate Developers , Have you ever wondered. 1. How to bring in beautiful HTML animations created using various tools inside a Captivate course? 2.How to publish your courses as Native Apps to various devices and platforms like Android and iOS ? I am sure some of you would have tried either one of the above and have [.].

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Working in the dark

Learning and Working on the Web

I discuss transparency a lot on this blog. I see it as one of the three principles for net work. Transparency is a key enabler of  shared power and making our organizations more democratic. Alex Bogusky says that, “ Transparency isn’t a choice. The However, a dysfunctional company culture does not improve with transparency, it just gets exposed. Our workplaces need to adapt to this reality.

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Networked Learning in BC…

Spark Your Interest

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted the L&D community in BC to be a dynamic sharing group of progressive professionals. Associations, special interest groups and like-minded people have taken many a run at it over the years. Groups still exist, but are more general training interest groups. I’m trying again for another round (either an eternal optimist or a masochist!) to find a tribe who is keen on less traditional methods of learning, or at least sees learning as a continuum that includes traditional, but extends beyond as well. Cheers!

The 2013 Talent Management Systems Market: Explosive Growth and Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week we introduced our fifth annual research study of the explosive talent management software market. Let me give you a few highlights about this very important market space. The market grew by around 20% in 2012 and we expect 22% growth in 2012, reaching over $4 billion for this entire segment (this does not include the market for core HRMS and payroll software).

Networked Learning in BC…

Spark Your Interest

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted the L&D community in BC to be a dynamic sharing group of progressive professionals. Associations, special interest groups and like-minded people have taken many a run at it over the years. Groups still exist, but are more general training interest groups. I’m trying again for another round (either an eternal optimist or a masochist!) to find a tribe who is keen on less traditional methods of learning, or at least sees learning as a continuum that includes traditional, but extends beyond as well. Cheers!

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

The 2013 Talent Management Systems Market: Explosive Growth and Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week we introduced our fifth annual research study of the explosive talent management software market. Let me give you a few highlights about this very important market space. The market grew by around 20% in 2012 and we expect 22% growth in 2012, reaching over $4 billion for this entire segment (this does not include the market for core HRMS and payroll software).

Leader Learning Library

The Peformance Improvement

Online resources for leaders and wannabe leaders are quite extensive these days. We are witnessing the democratization of leadership, making the "servant leader" even more possible. Everyone can become a leader (as well as an effective follower) by learning about leadership when and where it is most convenient and applicable. And I have the honor of having my blog included in that list.

Receiving Video Quiz Results in Moodle

Visual Lounge

Do you use both Camtasia Studio and Moodle in your classroom? Want to make it easier to record the results of your Camtasia Studio quizzes in your Moodle gradebook? If you answered yes, read on to learn more! With the correct production settings, you can use SCORM to report the results from your Camtasia Studio quizzes directly into Moodle. (No idea what SCORM is? Can’t see the video?

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PDI Ninth House Introduces Assessment-Driven Leadership Development Model

CLO Magazine

The service aims to blend PDI Ninth House's simulation-based assessments with live and online elements. London — Nov. 29 Global leadership services provider PDI Ninth House has announced the launch of its GreatLeaderGPS, a service that blends PDI Ninth House's simulation-based assessments with live and online elements. This combination aims to make GreatLeaderGPS accessible and affordable for companies seeking a way to accelerate the readiness and development of mid-level leaders. Source: PDI Ninth House

Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Multiple-Choice Bath Water

E-learning Uncovered

Multiple-choice questions are often maligned by instructional designers. I’ve heard the following at conferences. Multiple-choice questions don’t measure anything.”. “It’s too easy to guess them.”. Real life doesn’t have multiple-choice questions, so why should our course?”. So are they truly that evil? No, they aren’t if they are used properly. The problem is that it is quick and easy to write and program bad multiple-choice questions.  An unskilled instructional designer can look for simple facts in the content and ask simple questions about it.  What was in the quiz?

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

How to Prepare for CompTIA Network+ Certification

OpenSesame

So you’ve decided you want to take your career to the next level by getting Network+ certification. Smart move - a technical certification demonstrates to your employers that you’re committed to continuing to grow in your field. But how do you stay focused on that commitment? I can say from experience that studying while holding down a full-time job is not easy. IT Certification

This Week on #TalkTech: Infographics for eLearning, When Gamification Goes Bad, Simple Social Media Policy

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 1: How can infographics be used as a fresh way to present ideas in eLearning? eLearning, especially the kind produced with rapid authoring tools, tends to have a similar look and feel no matter who designed it. Navigation on the side. Next button in the corner. Text and activities in the center and, if you’re lucky, a stock image or two. When do you think this approach can work?

No Excuses

ATD Learning Technologies

I haven't been directly impacted or had any significant experiences related to accessibility. Other than being colorblind (I'm not sure which type), I don't have any disabilities. I've never had to design content specifically for anyone with a disability, though maybe I should have. care, and write about this, because I want every person to have an opportunity to learn. We can't ignore the disabled, or write them off as an insignificant portion of our audience, not worthy of our attention or design. Click here to read full version

An Attempt to Structure the Problem

In the Middle of the Curve

HT to Dave Lee for finding this. -- I was trying to figure out what big question my little Learning Architecture / Reporting project is attempting to answer. Staring at this brings up a whole 'nother set of questions. What do people actually do in our organization? How does this impact organizational performance?

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

The 2013 Talent Management Systems Market: Explosive Growth and Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week we introduced our fifth annual research study of the explosive talent management software market. Let me give you a few highlights about this very important market space. The market grew by around 20% in 2012 and we expect 22% growth in 2012, reaching over $4 billion for this entire segment (this does not include the market for core HRMS and payroll software).

Technostress for a webinar

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Flickr Photo via Cambodia4kidsorg This week I engage in daily blogging on my Dutch blog. It was an idea which occurred during a blogchat twitterchat. liked the idea because I think daily blogging may stimulate me to try out new styles. Unfortunately (or fortunately for you?) I can't cope with translating all my daily posts to English too. It would take me too much time. We decided to divide tasks.

Virtual Learning Show Day 1

Tayloring it

As mentioned in a previous blog post , I recently attended Day 1 of a 2-day Virtual Learning Show. thought I’d take the opportunity to post some reflections on Day 1 and in particular each session, with a particular focus on: A key ‘take-away’ from the sessions content itself. Overall view on undertaking essentially a day’s worth of webinar/virtual classrooms.

Olympic spirit

Learnforever

The latest issue of People Management quotes Mike Morrison ( @RapidBI on Twitter) "at the Olympic Games, many, many people got a lot out of volunteering. This should be explored as a business strategy". This will come as no surprise to many in the 'Big Society', from the public and third sectors, where volunteering as a means of delivering public services is increasingly a way of life.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.